Morning Meganews

OLYMPIC VILLAGE Genius marketer has the solution for the condo woes: sell them cheaper. Thank goodness he gets a per centage of each sale because who else could have possibly conceived of this radical idea? SLOWLY GRINDING WHEELS The two Vancouver Police officers who were cleared by Delta police for beating up...
Read more Share

Morning Meganews

HOMELESSNESS IS EVERYWHERE Coquitlam gets its very first permanent shelter for homeless people.  EVEN ON HOWE STREET The financial district gets a new temporary shelter as well PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX 362 new prison beds will be funded in the Lower Mainland at a cost of $77 million  WORLD AIDS DAY Is...
Read more Share

New Megaphone vendors: Theodore and Samuel

  Say hello to Megaphone's two newest vendors, Theodore and Samuel. They were trained this morning, given their 10 free copies, an ID badge and business licence. These two young men will be selling the magazine, along with the Hope in Shadows calendar, at the corner of Commercial and Grant....
Read more Share

Housing on the Hill: Bill calls for a national housing strategy

It has been over a decade since the federal government pulled its funding for social housing, leaving the provinces in charge of financing what has become a national crisis.   However, this may change with the enactment of Bill C-304—a national housing act motioned by MP Libby Davies. After countless...
Read more Share

Beauty Night brings glamour to the DTES

In Megaphone #67 we spend some time at the Downtown Eastside's 'Beauty Night', where volunteers give marginalized women make-up the kind of pampering all women deserve - and we see how it lifts these women's spirits. We also examine British Columbia's latest child poverty statistics, get contemplative with David Suzuki,...
Read more Share

Julia and her Piano added to Night of Joyful Voices

  Oh yes, it can get better. Julia and her Piano have been added to the bill of Megaphone's Night of Joyful Voices. Friday, December 10th at Cafe Deux Soleils. Buy your tickets here.
Read more Share

Morning Meganews

SIX BUCKS SUCKS BC's minimum wage, the lowest in Canada, will be reviewed by some of the highest paid civil servants in Canada HEART WARMING Temporary warm shelters for homeless people has its funding, the first has opened in Mount Pleasant ROCK (MUSIC) AND HARD (OF HEARING) PLACE City is...
Read more Share

Morning Meganews

FIRST HAND The Dependent writes about some people who are making drug deals TRANSPARENCY BC Government has performed audit over quality of Mountie services but won't release it before signing a new contract with the RCMP HOT COPS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR CALL Vancouver Police propose installing 911 phones throughout the Downtown...
Read more Share

A Bug's Life: Dealing with bedbugs

There’s a new war going on in homes all over North America. After decades of peace, bedbugs are back and infesting buildings both fancy and plain. The battle against these nasty little critters goes on amid shame and embarrassment in penthouses and flophouses everywhere. There are few things more upsetting...
Read more Share

Obituary: Joe Fook: 1947-2010

When Joe Fook first started selling Megaphone last year, he would often come rushing into the office, flushed yet focused, to explain how his sales were going and whatever else was on his mind. He might leave before you got a word in edgewise. It was as if you had...
Read more Share
Office
312 Main St
Vancouver, BC
V6A 2T2